Entries by reaseheathblog

WorldSkills journey begins for landscapers

Future garden landscapers, including three from Reaseheath, demonstrated their skills at the north west regional heat of the WorldSkills UK competition. Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture students Nathan Webster, Matt Fletcher and Aaron Byrne challenged students and apprentices from other training providers in tests of block paving and decking construction and were marked on the […]

Top venue trip for sports turf apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

Level 3 sports turf apprentices had the chance to see two golf courses at either end of the spectrum during an educational visit during National Apprenticeship Week. Stephen Charles (Frodsham Golf Club), Tom Sheridan (Vicars Cross Golf Club), Chris Brayford (Harper Adams University) and Peter Lewis (Royal Liverpool Golf Club), accompanied by Peter Knight (Reaseheath […]

Level 3 students get enterprising

Level 3 Horticulture, Floristry and Environmental Art students join with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) trainee business teachers to start up mini enterprise businesses to raise money for RAG week. Three PGCE Business trainees from the MMU Cheshire campus recently organised Enterprise workshops for 30 of our Level 3 Horticulture, Environmental Art and Floristry students. The […]

Talented students prove they are among the best

Three talented Reaseheath students proved they were among the best in the country by successfully competing in the WorldSkills UK national finals. Garden landscaper Chris Shore and florists Fiona Davies and Robyn Longden battled it out in front of record crowds last week at The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event. Although […]

Silver for Reaseheath landscaper in world finals

Talented Reaseheath College trained landscape gardener Matt Beesley has proved he is among the world’s best by taking silver at the WorldSkills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Matt, from Winsford, and fellow team member Jonathan Gill, from Northern Ireland, achieved Britain’s first ever medal in landscape gardening at the global, Olympics style final last week […]

Accolade for RHS students

Eighty-five students who gained Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualifications at Reaseheath this year have celebrated their achievements. Mirroring the national trend, around half are professional horticulturists furthering their development while the remainder are career changers and keen leisure gardeners. Reaseheath is recognised as the leading RHS training and examination centre in the north west and […]

Horticulture study tour 2015

41 students from across the horticulture department have just returned from a  study tour of Holland and Belgium, visiting a host of gardens and nurseries. Each group was armed with a team Mr Potato Head to support them with tweeting about their adventures in Holland, accompanied by lecturers Craig Bailey and Carol Adams. ‘May the […]

Grow Careers in Horticulture

Professional horticulturists, careers advisors, students and prospective students packed into Reaseheath’s lecture theatre last Thursday for first North West Grow Careers event. The day commenced with an introduction to horticulture for career advisors by Chartered Institute of Horticulture Branch Chair, Sue Nicholas, followed by Reaseheath’s Curriculum Area Manager, Sarah Hopkinson, who provided an insight in […]